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English Ivy

Posted by victory_tea2085 z6 Ny (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 17, 12 at 11:51

I want to get some English Ivy started on a shady side of my house, what should I purchase without spending a bundle. I would like to plant some (spaced 12" apart) and would like at least 10 plants. Thanks for any advice- Paul

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RE: English Ivy

No advice, but just a warning that ivy can do a lot of damage to bricks or siding and can provide entry for pests. You may want to think about this a little more.

RE: English Ivy

thanks Susan- do you have any alternative ground cover you would suggest? Paul

RE: English Ivy

  • Posted by jolj 7b/8a-S.C.USA (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 30, 12 at 12:00

I agree & think ajuga in it's many colors would work well. You could use creeping wintergreen &/or creeping Phlox, vinca with or instead of ajuga. Spot Hosta, contoneaster,heuchera in for color & to break up the carpet cover with a little style.

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